Open Science and its Enemies. Part I: The p-circlers by the error bar

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"i take this unique opportunity to provide the first of my three part critique of some parts of the Open Science movement. This episode focusses on p-circling & reverse p-hacking. These two pejorative terms describe situations where scientists who don't like* a particular reported effect, then decide to search for things in the paper which can 'un-explain' it. The reverse p-hacker turns a significant effect into a non-significant, or un-interesting one. These reverse p-hackers selectively adjust their version of data analysis for interpretation) to "remove" significant p-values. it's the same thing as p-hacking, but backwards. & equally wrong."


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05/21/2024, 09:44

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05/21/2024, 05:44